Journal archives for July 2019

July 11, 2019

DDT contaminants in marine mammals may threaten California condor recovery.

Chemicals called endocrine disrupters may reduce the bird’s reproductive success.

The California condor’s dramatic recovery from near-extinction was aided by removal of toxic substances from the land, which accumulated in animals whose carrion they ate.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/story/2019-07-10/ddt-ocean-california-condor?_amp=true

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July 02, 2019

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Completes 2019 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey.

July 1, 2019 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has completed its annual waterfowl breeding population survey. Mallards, gadwall and cinnamon teal comprised 85 percent of ducks observed. The survey results included the following:

https://www.goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/19211-california-department-of-fish-and-wildlife-completes-2019-waterfowl-breeding-population-survey

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July 03, 2019

Court Upholds Protections for Rare California Gnatcatcher.

Developers Unsuccessful in Attempt to Strip Bird of Endangered Species Safeguards.

https://www.nrdc.org/media/2019/190703

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July 14, 2019

Quail team looks for citizen scientists.

California quail (pictured) are a charismatic backyard bird with a charming call and an unpredictable gait and flight, which helps them evade predators. During the nonbreeding season (winter), these birds forage, roost and travel in groups called coveys. Roth will be comparing the social interactions of California quail in Idyllwild with the social interactions of this species at other southern California localities, including Anza-Borrego and Royal Carrizo (just below Pinyon Crest).

https://idyllwildtowncrier.com/2019/07/12/quail-team-looks-for-citizen-scientists/amp/

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July 12, 2019

Baby Herons, Egrets Rescued After Tree Splits in Oakland.

Sixteen baby herons and egrets have been rescued after their tree collapsed in Oakland, hurling them from their nests to the pavement.

https://ktla.com/2019/07/12/baby-herons-egrets-rescued-after-tree-splits-in-oakland/amp/

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July 18, 2019

California animal rescue group needs help caring for 89 baby birds.

An animal rescue group is asking for help caring for 89 baby snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons left homeless last week after a tree fell in downtown Oakland.

https://www.kcra.com/amp/article/california-animal-rescue-group-needs-help-caring-for-89-baby-birds/28424826

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July 24, 2019

Great Horned Owl Found Completely Covered in Oil in California.

The juvenile male owl was found in the oil pit in Dulah in Ventura County on Monday, according to the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.

https://www.geek.com/news/great-horned-owl-found-completely-covered-in-oil-in-california-1797186/

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July 22, 2019

Pen in Hand: Acorn Woodpeckers: noisy, entertaining birds of the California's oak woodlands.

Acorn Woodpeckers have been described as a "troupe of wide-eyed clowns" for their appearance and behavior. These birds are mostly glossy black, with cream-colored markings on their faces and a bright red cap. Males and females can be distinguished by the males' larger reddish patch, which extends forward until it touches the cream-colored band on their face. In females, the red marking does not touch the lighter band.

http://www.tehachapinews.com/lifestyle/pen-in-hand-acorn-woodpeckers-noisy-entertaining-birds-of-the/article_936d7eea-aca8-11e9-9633-b3493e3608ac.amp.html

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July 28, 2019

Splendor in the Sky - Do You Have a Favorite Bird? Department of the Interior Asks.

Do you have a favorite bird? Can you identify some of the common birds in your area? These beautiful and fascinating animals are everywhere. It’s difficult to imagine going outside and not seeing at least one bird. With almost 1,000 species of birds in the United States, the variety of colors, crests, sizes, songs and feathers can be overwhelming.

https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/19531-splendor-in-the-sky-do-you-have-a-favorite-bird-department-of-the-interior-asks

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July 30, 2019

Landowners Invited to Participate in California Waterfowl Habitat.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications from landowners for the California Waterfowl Habitat Program (CWHP). The CWHP provides technical guidance and economic incentives to private landowners who agree to manage their properties in accordance with a wetland management plan developed cooperatively by CDFW biologists and participating landowners.

https://kymkemp.com/2019/07/29/landowners-invited-to-participate-in-california-waterfowl-habitat-program/

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